1000
Labor Agreements Negotiated
2500
Grievance Cases Resolved
30
Classification & Pay Plans for PA Counties
40
Years Retained by Westmoreland & Other PA Counties

Highlights

  • Successfully negotiated over 1000 labor agreements employers
  • Advised and assisted employers in resolving over 2500 grievance cases
  • Conducted financial and organizational analyses for counties
  • Over 30 counties in Pennsylvania have used our classification and pay plans
  • Advised states of Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Illinois concerning public employee laws in those states
  • Developed performance evaluation systems for counties in Pennsylvania
  • Retained by the Westmoreland County, Fayette County, Clearfield County and Huntington County Boards of Commissioners for over 44 years
  • Manage the day to day operations of the Fayette County Human Resources Department, saving 1.5 million dollars for the County over the past 4 years
  • Manage the day to day operations of the Westmoreland County Human Resources Department, saving approximately $100,000 in the first year of retention

Recent Work

  • Currently conducting a classification and pay study for non-union employees in two counties including updating all job descriptions
  • Completed an FLSA study to determine the exempt or non-exempt status of 340 non-union employees of a 3rd Class County
  • Completed a classification and pay study for a 5th Class County and recommended a new salary system that will save approx. $375,000 in future wage costs.  We also completed a financial analysis and a restructuring of the operations of their county-owned landfill which will save approx. $450,000 per year and increase the efficiency and profitability of the landfill.
  • A Pennsylvania County recently retained our firm to develop their newly created human resources department. Initially, we will design the organizational structure, describe the functions, duties and responsibilities for employees within the department, conduct a classification and pay analysis for non-union employees, update all job descriptions, draft personnel policies/procedures, create an employee handbook, review their labor contracts and recommend changes to reduce labor costs, and develop a strategic plan for the department.
  • Two counties have retained us to conduct an audit of their merit based systems to ensure their compliance with applicable law and regulations
  • Currently negotiating the court appointed employee labor contract for a PA County
  • Currently negotiating a labor contract for a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation
  • Recently revised the By-Laws of a 501(c)(3) non-profit healthcare provider